Price:  £11.50 | Case Rate: £11.00
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Villa Wolf - Dry Riesling 2016

Information

  • Country: Germany
  • Wine Region: Pfalz
  • Wine Maker: Patrick Moellendorf and Sumi Gebauer
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Riesling
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 15 (2014) JS: 88 (2016) WE: 90 (2015) D: 90 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Although many grape varieties do well in the Pfalz, Riesling is still the most important and the most widely planted. This medium-bodied dry Riesling has lovely flavors of peach and stone, with a hint of apricot. Nicely balanced acidity gives it a juicy grip.

Winery Information

Villa Wolf

Founded in 1756, in the Pfalz region of Germany, the J.L. Wolf estate (now called Villa Wolf) was a successful and highly regarded winery for more than two centuries. It entered an especially glamorous era with the construction of its Italianate estate house and villa in 1843. In the latter years of the 20th century, however, the estate languished, lacking a firm hand to guide its wine production. Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate, took over the vineyards in 1996, launching a dramatic.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2014)15 pts

May 2015 - Steely but also a touch peachy on the nose. Doesn't taste particularly dry and finishes a little sweet/sour. Quite powerful but without a huge amount of fruit flavour on the palate. (JH)

James Suckling (2016)88 pts

Plenty of ripe-pear character here that's generous and juicy with a clean, crisp finish. This is easy to enjoy right now.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)90 pts

Best Buy - Ethereally light in body and texture, this dry Riesling offers loads of juicy tangerine and grapefruit flavors. It's refreshingly tart, with a lean, steely finish. Drink now through 2020.

Decanter (2014)90 pts

From a warm, sunny part of Germany, just an hour’s drive north of Alsace, comes this relatively restrained Riesling offering classic stony and steely notes. Expressive ripe peach balanced by pristine acidity. It’s only starting to show some waxy, petrol notes, and no doubt it will continue to develop.

Vinification Notes

Harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis-affected fruit is allowed Fruit processed as quickly as possible to preserve freshness Brief maceration (6–8 hours) to extract the delicate color Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks.No malolactic fermentation Light filtration before bottling. No other filtering or fining